Kelly Spence wins award for widening career options for young people with special needs

Congratulations to our Careers and Employability Lead, Kelly Spence. Kelly has just scooped Career Lead of the Year Award 2022 from the Career Development Institute (CDI), for her outstanding programme designed to widen career options within a more inclusive workforce for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The CDI awards aim to identify and promote excellence and innovation in approaches to career development for all pre and post-16 students.

Kelly said ‘We developed careers packages for all of Outcomes First Group’s 52 special schools which include core sessions and work experience for our students and staff training. Every school has an appointed careers leader and all the staff completed CDI’s complimentary training, which sits alongside our own training programme.’

Great work. Congratulations Kelly!

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